Now that you have decided to move out of the All-Inclusive Hotel
environment, you want to make sure that you choose a vacation property
that is close to everything.
Well, not to worry. Congratulations! Our vacation condos are set in
the heart of El Cortecito/Los Corales area of Bavaro. There is no car
needed. You are a stroll away from everything.
You do not have far to walk for dining and stores
Here in Playa Turquesa we have our own shopping Plaza up in our commercial area. You also have a grocery store that sells just about everything you need, including bags of ice. Open 8 am – 10 p.m.
You also have a great choice of restaurants
This is also the restaurant that services us down on the beach between 12 midday and 4 p.m., should you wish to order in some lunch. Absolutely fantastic restaurant, prices are great, service too, remember to leave room for their amazing chocolate brownies!
For those of you wishing to stay in the community, no better place to enjoy the views on the beach while having a cocktail or some lunch. Our Beach Club is home to TOC rd. Here you can enjoy your surroundings while sampling some great food. Personal favorites are the TOC Burger, Fish Tacos and Chicken Coconut Curry Burrito, all served with super crispy Tostones. Ask for their special of the day. And on Sundays come down and enjoy their live music from 3-5 pm
Canoa by day is a caribbean beach themed restaurant/bar, it is also home to Balicana, which was the original Asian/ Indonesian fusion restaurant in Los Corales , The food here is amazing! The setting is tranquil
and it opens daytime for special offer lunch bowls consisting of spring rolls with sweet chilli dipping sauce, followed by your choice of bowl to include rice/veggies/meat/shrimp/sauce for approx. 350 pesos including a soft drink or fresh juice, along with regular menu
By night it is transformed into a relaxing dreamy beach restaurant, dont forget to ask which nights they have live music
Personal favorites are the HUGE sampler of Tempura veggies and shrimp etc served with dipping sauces, sweet chilli pork, and dont forget the cinnamon cheesecake spring roll….this is also the home of the traditional Ice Cream Roll!
Breakfasts and snacks can be found in Dalias Pastry Café
Or perhaps you like Cuban cuisine. Don Pio does a lunchtime special of quarter roast chicken, served with salad, rice and beans for just over $5 tax included
Right on your doorstep, you have the little Shopping Plaza of El
Dorado. Here you will find:
The French Bakery :
With seating inside and out, offering a variety of pastries, cakes,
filled sandwiches and croissants, and a variety of freshly baked
breads. A great place to go for a morning coffee or snack, or just to
buy your favorite treats for the condo. They also have free wifi
Grocery Store which has all the basics you need. Although can be a
little expensive. So we suggest a trip to POLA in the San Juan Center,
to shop at local prices, in a large grocery store which is similar to
your home country
El Dorado Shopping also is home to various stores, hairdressers and money exchange office
Walking to the rear of the Grocery Store you will find our Indian Restaurant Pranama
Tucked away to the rear, it transports you into a little garden haven. Traditional Indian Cuisine, and dont forget to try the Hibiscus Mojito 🙂
another little row of stores. Here you can find a laundrymat, and
a good exchange office, to the end of the row you will find Palma Rosa Spa. Prices are good, check for their specials
On the corner of El Dorado Shopping Plaza, the road that takes you
down to Los Corales, you will encounter our fruit stand. Here you can buy fresh fruits in season, and also have them mix you up a fresh fruit smoothie
On the other corner, quite rightly name Kats Corner
Kats is somewhere you can go for breakfast (fill up on their breakfast burrito), or brunch/snacks. Good prices on food and drinks, check for her daily specials
Passing Kats Corner, just a couple of feet you have Wacamole, our neigboring Mexican Restaurant. This restaurant does specials on Wednesday nights with live music going on till the wee hours of the morning
Take the road down past “Wacamole”, and you will come to a
curve, where you will find a small convenience store, and a small café, Nam Nam,
where you can get filled tortilla wraps, keep on walking and you will
arrive at the Plazuela, with a variety of little stores, a
hairdressers, and D’Angelos Pizzeria. D’Angelos has seating downstairs
outside as you walk into the Plazuela. But upstairs is more
comfortable under the thatched roof with the ocean breeze. Pizzas and
Pastas come highly recommended. Have a ‘Stria’ with your pasta, a salty, rosemary infused pizza dough
A perfect little place right around the corner from Balicana, walking down in the direction of the beach.
This is a tranquil little restaurant just before you reach the beach. Ambience is perfect for that romantic dinner, soft lighting, table linens, flowers, fresh fish and seafood, and an extensive wine list. Owned by a Spanish and Russian couple, service is great, a little pricey, but well worth the visit
Walking along the beach, you will come to a few
other dining options. Firstly you will come to the Hurricane Cafe.
Nice setting, excellent quality, but the food is a little expensive here.
Just past this you come to the main Corales dining options. Firstly
the Bamboo Bar, with tables set in the sand, it offers an extensive
menu, prices are not too bad here. But is more suited for lunch
Adjacent you will find SOLES. Food here is good and fresh, but prices
are a little higher. But the setting is wonderful, and so are the mojitos 🙂
If you fancy strolling down in the other direction away from Turquesa
towards El Cortecito little fishermans village. The first dining
options you will come to is
Set opening out on to the beach, this place attracts the younger crowd, with live DJ most weekends
Walk into the main street of El Cortecito, and you will first encounter there
Fresh Seafood. Personally I find this to be a little overpriced and
far too catered to the tourist. However, Seafood is good, but if you
dont like seafood and wish steak, they have limited availability
The Beach Club
Formerly known as Palma Sands. It has recently been taken over by new
management, and turned into a beachclub/bar. Extensive menu, and
reasonably priced. To me this is the most perfect place to go relax on
an evening and have a drink. The view onto the beach here is what the
Caribbean dream is all about. Perfection!
A new restaurant recently opened beachfront, juts past The Beach Club.
Prices here are reasonable.
For those who want to venture further afield. Then jump on the little
local bus (Sitrabapu).
This little bus will take you anywhere you want to go (Palma Real
Shopping Center/San Juan Shopping Center/Plaza Bavaro) All at a fixed
price of approximately 30 pesos per person. Its a great little
service, and quite the little dominican adventure.
Palma Real Shopping
Upscale Shopping Mall, and home to brand name restaurants like Outback, and The Hard Rock Cafe Punta Cana. Shortly Plaza Lama Grocery
Store will be opening beside the Cinema at the far corner of the Mall. This is the nearest place for you to get to an ATM
There is also a NightClub/Discoteca.
Where the locals shop. Pola Supermarket is large, well priced and has
everything you could possibly need. There are a selection of
bars/restaurants, a Hagens Daz store, Chef Pepper and a Farmax
Pharmacy. Chef Pepper also sells prime cuts of imported meats daily
from 9 a.m. till 11 a.m.
Up the other end of the Hotel strip, mainly Souvenir Bazars. If you
get off the little local bus on the junction, and cross over, you will
find Drinks Point, which is very lively on a night time. Taking the path into the rear beside Drinks Point, you will find some great restaurants. Worth a trip along on a cloudy day.
This is just a small selection of what you can expect to find on your
doorstep. There are too many options to mention, the list would be
endless. And please note we cannot always keep the list current as things can change this end on a weekly basis, the main restaurants mentioned, are the most reliable and well reviewed places you can also find on Trip Advisor